Mueller says Manafort violated plea agreement by lying to investigators

Prosecutors from special counsel Robert Mueller's office said Monday that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort violated his plea agreement with the government by lying to federal investigators "on a variety of subject matters." Manafort was convicted of various financial crimes in August before reaching an agreement in September to cooperate with Mueller's Russia investigation.

"After signing the plea agreement, Manafort committed federal crimes by lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Counsel's Office on a variety of subject matters, which constitute breaches of the agreement," prosecutors said in a joint status report filed in U.S. District Court in Washington.

Attorneys for Manafort wrote in the filing that Manafort "has provided information to the government in an effort to live up to his cooperation obligations."

"He believes he has provided truthful information and does not agree with the government's characterization or that he has breached the agreement," Manafort's lawyers wrote, asking the court to set a date for sentencing.

Full story: CBS News


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